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VectorWorks, Industry Series 9.5 ReleasedProduct line fully compatible with OS X

Columbia, Maryland (December 6, 2001)? After a summer of speculation andanticipation, Nemetschek North America announced today that their betatesting process is complete and that VectorWorks, RenderWorks, ARCHITECT,SPOTLIGHT and LANDMARK 9.5 are now available. Company officials stated thatin addition to the fact that these updates are the first versions ofVectorWorks to run natively under Mac OS X, they offer dramatic improvementsin speed and reliability. The VectorWorks and Industry Series updates arefree downloads for all registered VectorWorks 9 users.

The 9.5 updates offer all VectorWorks users numerous fixes and enhancements,which were brought about through rigorous beta testing conducted publiclyfrom the company's website. "We knew that by having a public beta we wouldbe able to identify scores of bugs that would go unnoticed in our controlledenvironment. By testing publicly, we are able to address important issues,such as printing, as a result of the many combinations of factors that opentesting can produce," remarked Sean Flaherty, CTO, Nemetschek North America.

Addressed specifically in the 9.5 VectorWorks and its Industry Series areprinting, stability and speed issues. Users will find extensive speedimprovements in the areas of hidden line rendering, symbol manipulation,switching sheets and printing. Long-time VectorWorks users will also bepleased to know that the Trim command has returned in its original form in9.5.

Flaherty further explained the significance of the 9.5 updates to the Maccommunity, "OS X represents a technological breakthrough in Apple's Macdevelopment. Our longtime Mac users will be impressed with the robustness,as well as the significant interface enhancements that OS X offers."

The 9.5 VectorWorks Industry Series takes advantage of Mac OS X?s new aquainterface, as well as advanced features such as protected memory, preemptivemultitasking, advanced memory management, and symmetric multiprocessing.

Nemetschek North America acknowledges that a good portion of its installedbase does not have the required bandwidth to download the 9.5 updates. Thoseusers should visit the company website to request the update on a CD thatwill be mailed directly to them. For all information regarding the 9.5updates, visit www.nemetschek.net/95update

Nemetschek North America (formerly Diehl Graphsoft) is a wholly ownedsubsidiary of European software giant Nemetschek AG. A global leader indesign technologies, Nemetschek N.A. has developed CAD software for thepersonal computer since 1985. VectorWorks, our flagship product, is one ofthe world's best selling CAD products and is available in over 85 countriesand is translated in 14 languages. The VectorWorks Industry Series is a lineof products designed specifically to meet the needs of designers in thefields of AEC, entertainment and landscape design. For more information,visit, www.nemetschek.net

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--------------------------Deirdre KiddDirector, Public RelationsNemetschek North America410-290-5114 (621)deirdre@nemetschek.net--------------------------

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